Statute of Limitations for California Accident case- Time limits to file your case

Q.  How long do I have to settle my California accident case before I lose all my rights to recover?

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Personal Injury Accident Lawyer San Jose California

Statute of limitations is the time limit that the statute allows you to file a case or risk being barred recovery for another’s negligent act. Every state in the United States of America has certain time limits which govern the amount of time you are allowed to bring a personal injury and accident lawsuit against the other party. This time period may vary as little as one year to file a lawsuit arising out of an automobile accident in some states. 

In California injury cases, the time period you have to file a personal injury case or lose your rights to file is two years from the date of the accident. This time limit applies to personal injury, wrongful death and other injury claims. This means that the person who wrongfully caused your accident and his or her insurance company may not be held liable for their wrongful act and your injury. You may be responsible for your medical cost, surgery, wage loss, transportation, pain and suffering. The time period is even shorter for a governmental agency in California. For government agencies, it is as little as 6 months to make a demand. Time period limitation for minors under the age of 18 is different. Please do not assume your case is too old since each accident case circumstances are different. It is advisable to consult an attorney from the beginning of

your case to discuss your particular situation and to help you preserve critical evidence that will help your case.

Our personal injury accident law firm has experience in helping people who has been injured in automobile accidents, car crash, truck accidents, bus accidents, construction site accidents, in another person’s property, and other personal injury situations. It is very vital and important communicate with an injury attorney immediately after the accident to evaluate your case and possibly start gathering evidence that might be used at trial or settlement negotiation.

At your first free consultation at the law office of Injury Lawyer Geoffrey Nwosu, we will document the date of the accident, the location where the accident occurred, potential witnesses present, minor details like whether, the other party’s driver’s license number and his or insurance information, your driver’s license number and insurance information, minor details like whether condition, and police reports.

Please call our car accident injury attorneys and lawyers at our car accident personal injury law office located in San Jose, San Clara County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and San Francisco County area to discuss your personal injury claim at 408-912-5983.

Geoffrey Nwosu San Jose ca accident personal injury attorney & lawyer Disclaimer: California injury attorney, lawyer, auto accident, car crash, car accident, automobile accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or other information present at this site should neither be considered as a legal advise nor formation of attorney, lawyer or counsel relationship. Please do not take any legal information presented here as a promise or guarantee. Contact our injury and accident law firm to discuss your legal options on your particular case. We do not take cases from outside the state of California.

Law Offices of Geoffrey C. Nwosu

1710 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 912-5983
(408) 375-7703



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